January 3, 2018 · 11:49 pm
Hot off the press (and Internet), here’s the story I wrote last fall about “Farm Crawl 2017” that just squeaked in before the start of 2018. click here to see the story online.
Midwest Traveler: Iowa’s Farm Crawl, where a farm is a farm
Iowa’s annual Farm Crawl is a quaint detour through some of the state’s smaller farms.
By Betsy Rubiner Special to the Star Tribune
DECEMBER 29, 2017 — 7:30AM
PROVIDED BY BRET PARKHILL PHOTOGRAPHY At 40-acre Crooked Gap Farm in Marion County, Iowa, tractor rides were part of the fun during the annual Farm Crawl.
Standing beside neat rows of well tended vegetables planted in south-central Iowa, a farmer was fielding questions from visitors about sustainable irrigation methods when drops began to fall.